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San Diego Sheriff deputies to carry drug overdose antidote




A kit of Naloxone, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is displayed at a press conference about a new community prevention program for heroin overdoses in which New York police officers will carry kits of Naloxone, on May 27, 2014 in New York City.
A kit of Naloxone, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is displayed at a press conference about a new community prevention program for heroin overdoses in which New York police officers will carry kits of Naloxone, on May 27, 2014 in New York City.
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In response to a growing number of heroin and prescription drug overdoses, more than 20 states — including California — have changed their laws to allow more people to utilize an overdose prevention antidote.

While a number of East Coast police departments have equipped officers with the device, the idea has been slower to catch on here in California - except in San Diego County. For the California Report, Kenny Goldberg has the story.
 

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